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RECORDS OF THE PIKE
OF AMERICA, 1900-1901
PRESS OF W. L. STREETER.
FIRST REUNION OF THE. PIKE FAMILY.
AUGUST 15, 1900, the following notice, was sent to the
many members of the Pike Family in America: —
The Reunion of the Pike Family will be held at
Salisbury, Mass., Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 11 and
All persons of this great name or descended therefrom,
and all interested in commemorating the life and deeds of
that "Great English Commoner," the "Worshipful Maj.
Robert Pike," of Salisbury, .are respectfully requested to
Accommodations can be had at Hotel Cushing, Salisbury
Beach, for meals or lodging, providing due notice is given
the undersigned in advance. Please give notice through
your local papers and notify your relatives.
C. L. PIKE, Saco, Maine.
Pursuant to the above call, upon the said Tuesday and
Wednesday, Sept. 11th and 12th, 1900, at Hotel Cushing,
Salisbury Beach, Mass., was held the first grand reunion
of the great family of Pike and their descendents' in
Over 2,000 of the above circular letters of invitation to
this reunion had been sent out over the continent wher-
ever the name had been found, by Dr. Clifford L,. Pike of
Saco, Me., who with the Hon. Edwin B. Pike of Pike's
Station, N. H., and others had conceived and carried this
idea to its final completion.
A committee had been chosen in behalf of the family and
its friends, to look after the interests of the reunion. This
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committee consisted of John Broadhead Pike as chairman,
John Q. Evans, Secretary, and True B. Pike, Dr.
Jacob F. Spalding, Fred G. Brown, Amy Pike Brown;
Miss Hattie Pike of Fast Boston, Mrs. Lizzie C. Pike,
Derry, N. H.,Capt. John F. Pike, Worcester, Mrs. Annie
Pike Snow, Newburyport and Mrs. Man* Lewis to whose
uniting efforts the success of the occasion was largely due.
A Brass Band of sixteen pieces had been provided : the
Postofhce closed by an order from Washington, D. C;
reduced fares on all electric roads; the homes oi all the old
settlers had been looked up and the Hon. Win. H. Moody,
Congressman from the Sixth Congressional District of
Massachusetts, had been invited to speak to us in honor of
the occasion and every comfort and convenience was pro-
vided by the manager of Hotel Gushing.
The meeting was called together in the spacious hall at
Hotel Cushing at 2 p. m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, by thesecre- ^* !
tary of the local committee and Hon. Joseph Trevitt Pike
of New York City was called upon to act as temporary
chairman and Dr. Clifford L. Pike of Saco, Me., to act as
temporary secretary of the meeting.
Upon motion of Walter N. Pike of Floral Park, N. Y.,
it was voted that the chairman appoint a committee consist-
ing of five members at the meeting to act with the tempor-
ary chairman and secretary, to draft By-Laws for the asso-
ciation and to put in nomination its various officers.
The chairman appointed the following to act upon that
committee, Walter N. Pike of Floral Park, N. Y., Rev.
Dr. Ezra B. Pike of East Brentwood, X. H., Hon. John
Q. Evans and True B. Pike of Salisbury and Gordon B.
Pike of New York City.
The meeting was then adjourned to meet at four o'clock
At the appointed time the meeting was again called to
order and the following By-Laws were submitted:
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This Association shall be called the Pike Family Asso-
Art i cue II.
Membership: Any person may become a member of this
Association of the name of Pike or a lineal descendent
therefrom, of English ancestor of that name and payment
of fifty cents.
Dues: The dues each year shall be twenty -five cents.
Meetings: Meetings shall be held every two years at
snch place and time, the Executive committee may deter-
Officers: Shall consist of (l) President, (2) Twelve
Vice-Presidents, (3) vSecretary, who shall also act as
Treasurer, (4) Executive Committee which shall consist of
the President, First Vice-President, Secretary and four
Duties: Duties shall be such as usually attach to officers
in similar organizations.
Money: Shall be expended for necessary incidental
expenses of the Association and any surplus may be used
in Genealogical and Historical research under the direction
of the Executive Committee.
Amendments: These By-Laws may be amended at any
meeting of the Association by a majority vote of the mem-
The officers put in nomination were: For President,
Edwin B. Pike of Pike's Station, N. II.; For First Vice-
President, Joseph T. Pike, 43 Exchange Place, New York
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City; For Secretary, who shall also act as Treasurer, Dr.
Clifford L. Pike of Saeo, Me. ; For Executive Committee,
the President, First Vice-President, Secretary and Walter
N. Pike of Floral Park, X. Y. ; Rev. Dr. Ezra B. Pike of
East Brentwood, X. H. ; John Q. Evans, Salisbury, Mass.;
Gordon P. Pike, 111 5th Avenue, New York City. The
eleven other Vice- Presidents were recommended to be
nominated from the floor.
Upon motion the report of the Committee was accepted
and the Submitted By-Laws were adopted by the Associa-
tion, and Edwin B. Pike of Pike's Station was elected
President; Joseph T. Pike of 43 Exchange Place, New
York Cit}* was elected First Vice-President; Dr Clifford L.
Pike of Saco, Me., was elected Secretary, who shall also
act as Treasurer. The Executive Committee elected were:
The President Edwin B. Pike of Pike's Station, N. H. ;
First Vice-President Joseph T. Pike, 43 Exchange Place, i j
New York City. ; the Secretary Dr. Clifford L- Pike of Saco,
Me. ; Walter X. Pike of Floral Park, X. Y. ; Rev. Dr. Ezra
B. Pike of East Brentwood, N. H. ; John O. Evans of
Salisbury, Mass., and Gordon B. Pike, 111 5th Avenue,
New York City.
The eleven Vice-Presidents elected by nomination from
the floor were : Hon. Leroy F. Pike of Cornish, Me.;
Miss Ida Mae Pike of Aberdeen, S. D. ; Mrs. Susannah
French, 1789 Hon. Avenue, Minneapolis, Minn. ; Mrs.
Annie C. Snow of Newbury port, Mass. ; Miss Helen A.
Pike, 38 Green Street, Newburyport, Mass. ; Mrs. Harriet
Pike White, 349 Garden Avenue, Mt. Vernon, X T . Y. ;
Robert H. Pike, Union, X'. H. ; Rev. Cornelius Pike, 60
Sycamore Street, Xew Bedford, Mass. ; Miss Lillian Pike,
Coast Survey, Washington, D. C. ; Rev. Mrs. Mary Kath-
erine Pike Heald of San Raphael, N. M. ; and Mrs. Emma
Pike Buswell of Salisbury, Mass.
It was voted, after some discussion, to hold the meeting
and exercises of the Association Sept. 12, within the hall
THE PIKE FAMILY OF SALISBURY.
Mr. Chairman: — You may somewhat wonder at my
being selected to speak to you of the "Pike Family" of
Salisbury being not closely related to them, but as of the
eighth generation from Major Robert Pike whose daughter
Elizabeth married William Carr and also by a second line
from Israel the sister of the Major's, who married Henry
True; I consider myself as in good and regular standing in
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at Hotel Gushing the pro-ram to commence at ten o'clock,
a. m., then voted to adjourn to that time and place.
September 12, 1900.
At the appointed time and place the meeting was called
to order by the President and it was voted to have a meet-
ing of the Association some time during next year at Hotel
Gushing, Salisbury Beach. The time being left to the
Suitable remarks was then made by the President and
the program was called.
Piano Solo, Miss Agnes Pike, Newburyport, Mass.
Address of Welcome, Rep. John O. A. Pettengill, Salisbury, Mass.
Vocal Selection. Mrs. F. A. Hardy, West Derry, X. H.
The Pike Family of Salisbury, Hon. John O. Evans, Salisbury, Mass.
Vocal Selection, Mrs. Cora F. Pike, Saco, Me.
Original Poem, Mrs. Helen Walton Ross, Ipswich, Mass,
The Future of the Pike Family,
Rev. Dr. Ezra B. Pike, E. Brentwood, N. II.
Vocal Selection, Rep. John Q. A. Pettengill, Salisbury, Mass.
Address, Congressman Hon. Wm. H. Moody, Haverhill, Mass.
America, The Pike Family Association.
At the conclusion of the exercises the meeting of the
Association was adjourned.
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As a resident of the town of Salisbury I join with others
in extending a welcome to each and all of yon to the old
town of your honored ancestors. A town which has for
260 years been the home of the family and from whence
have gone out many representatives who have honored the
name of Pike. Nevertheless we have within our town
many representatives of the name and our voting list shows
no less than 30 names out of our 400 voters. ".
When John Pike and his five children landed in this
country in 1635 and took up their residence on the banks
of the Parker river in Newbury they found awaiting them
the task of subduing the wilderness.
Such men as John Pike and his two stalwart sons, John
and Robert must have been a valuable addition to the little
settlement and have found ample scope for all of their
Of John we know little beyond the names of his family.
That lie came in the "James" from Southampton and while
called "Laborer from Laugford" "this may have been but
a deception to conceal a more noted person from tyrannical
The probabilities are that John Pike was a man of liberal
education and much natural ability not only from his hav-
ing two sons, who ranked so high in later years in the his-
tory of this colony and that of the New Jersey, but from
some evidence of John's personal ability. The court
records show that he acted as attorney in two cases and
successfully in each occasion.
He seems to have made his home in his last years with
his son, Robert in Salisbury where he died in 1654, leaving
property to the amount of £230, comprising nearly £ 15 in
clothing. His home and land at Newbury and land at the
new town (Salisbury.) His will made two days before his
death gave his estate to his sons and ,£20 to each of his
three daughters, Dorothy, Ann and Israel.
John, the elder son, continued to live in Newbury until
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about 1670 when he moved to Woodbridge, X. J., where
he became the leading man of the community. Its presi-
dent and the ancestor of that branch of the family. One
of his sons Joseph continued to live in Salisbury and Hav-
erhill for some years.
When the town of Salisbury was settled in 1638 we find
the younger son Robert then a young man of 22, one of the
60 odd pioneers who crossed the Merrimac to dispute with
the red man and the wolf the possession of the soil. In the
choice of a house lot fortune seems to have favored him
with two acres in the corner of the way to Hampton and
way to the great neck (now the beach road.) This laud
being now in possession of Mr. D. M. Deal. Here he
built his home and where was born to him a family of three
sons and four daughters, who reached mature years. To-
gether with others of the "commoners" he received allot-
ments of land in all of the divisions, the chief of which
were his pasture now the home of the Pikes on the old
ferry road, 100 acres at Batt's hill and a large division at
Amesbury. This land he mostly disposed of by deed of
gift to his children during his life leaving only a moderate
estate at his death. I lis home and lot of three acres he
gave to his grandson Robert, son of Robert, the year prior
to his decease, who later sold it to his father-in-law,
William Hook, Jr., and moved to Kxeter. To his younger
son Moses he deeded his pasture where he later settled and
which has been in the family to this day.
Of Robert Pike's public services I shall have little to say
leaving to others more competent the task of eulogizing
one so eminently entitled thereto.
He early took a prominent position in the militia being a
Lieutenant at 32, captain at 37 and Major when 41 years
of age. During King Philip's war, he was in command of
all the forces of Norfolk Co., Mass., and those located in
the State of Maine. As early as 1650 he was what would
now be called a trial justice and in 1672 an associate judge
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of the courts of Norfolk Co. In political life a member of
the General Court when 32 and of the Governor's Council
from 1682 to 1696, when having reached the age of SO
years he retired to the private life of the farm.
In local affairs a selectman from 1661 to 167 7 and on
many responsible committees. Of his public services his
denunciation of the General Court for enacting a law to
forbid any but ordained ministers from preaching and lor
which he brought down upon his head the viols of their
wrath. This and his defense of the witches so far as to
question the value of testimony given against them were
events in his life which were far-reaching and the right of
petition as well as the right of honest and impartial trial
have been legacies left by him for which the whole country
yea the world itself car) do homage to his memory.
It has been said that he was a man of much strength and
of a robust constitution. Tradition states that on the
voyage to this country he asked the captain for an increase
of rations. When questioned as to his need of more food
by a display of strength he took a large iron bar and bent
it into a U form. This so surprised the captain that his
request was granted.
Again his trips to Boston when 80 years of age on horse-
back a two day's ride shows that a rugged physique must
have been given him. The last ten years of his life was
passed in the quiet of his town, where he died Dec. 12,
1706, at the age of ninety-one.
His son John in his Journal says his father was very
temperate in eating and drinking. Buried in the old yard
on the Beach road no stone now marks his resting-place.
There is in the rooms of the Massachusetts Historical
Society a painting which has been copied and thought by *
some to be that of Major Robert Pike. It is however more
probable that of Dr. Robert, son of Rev. John Pike of
Of his children, Sarah married Wytnond, son of Thomas
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Bradbury and for her second husband, John Stockman.
She lived near the present residence of Dr. Spaulding. A
son, Wymond Bradbury, married Maria, the daughter of
Rev. John Cotton of Plymouth and the sister of the wife of
Rev. James Allen, the third minister of Salisbury, and
were ancestors of Theophilus Bradbury of Newburyport, a
noted judge and representative to Congress.
I Pardon a slight digres>ion but I wish to speak a few
.words of Thomas Bradbury, the co-worker and relative of
Major Pike. The first town clerk of the town holding the
office for some fifty -four years, a selectman, captain of
militia, the first school teacher of the town, a man of
thorough education, he wrote most of the legal papers all
of which testify to his excellent penmanship and thorough
education. His wife in her old a.^e accused of witchcraft,
was released, (in large part) through the efforts of her old
\ ^ friend and neighbor, Major Robert Pike. Another
daughter, Dorothy married Joshua Pierce and for her sec-
ond husband, John Light, while Elizabeth married William
Carr, son of George, the noted shipbuilder and ferry man.
Of his sons, John married Sarah, daughter of Rev. Joshua
Moody. He preached at Dover and Hampton. A leading
minister of the times using no notes. Of his eight children
one Robert was a physician of some note.
The second son made his home with his father and died
in 1690, leaving a son Robert, who received the homestead
of his grandfather.
The third son, Moses, ancestor of the Pikes of Salisbury
received of his father a large tract of land on the ferrv
road. Here he built his house and here his descendents
have lived to the present day. His wife was Susanna,
daughter of Timothy Worcester and grand -daughter of
Rev. William, the first minister of Salisbury and a man of
great learning and piety.
Of his eight children, two sons settled out of town,
Timothy at Newbury where a son, Timothy moved to
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Maine and his son William resided in Calais. The father
of James Shepherd Pike, the famous war correspondent of
the New York Tribune and another of the "New Puritan."
A brother, Frederick, was one of Maine's most able lawyers,
Representative to Congress, who gave many thousand
dollars to the erection of the public library of that city.
The youngest son, Joseph, settled in Kensington, his
son Joseph moved to Maine and was the ancestor of Dr.
Clifford L- Pike to whom we are all under obligations for
the success of this meeting.
Of his other two sons, who staved in town. Elias was a
captain in the militia and selectman tor eleven terms. lie
married Joanna, daughter of Rev. James Allen, and had two
sons, Moses, wdio was ancestor of the branch of the family
represented by the Pikes now living on the ferry road and
among his desceudents are Rev. James Pike, a noted
clergyman in the Methodsst church, was graduated at . £i /
Wesleyen University and a presiding -elder for several
terms, Representative to Congress for two terms and
Colonel of the 16th N. H. Volunteers. A brother, Moses
K., was of the board of selectmen and emigrated to Minne-
sota. His son, James Frederick, is now one of the leading
lawyers of Seattle, Washington.
The remaining son, John, probably lived on the home-
stead of his father and had five sons. Jacob and Elias are
the ancestors of the Rings Island branch of the family.
while Capt. James probably inherited a portion of the
property of his father. He had twelve children, six sons
and six daughters. The oldest, John, married Mary Pet-
tengill and had sons, James, John, Nicholas and Joseph.
Another son, Silas, lived on the road to the beach and had
sons, John, William, Josiah, Israel, Joseph and Charles.
The Pike Family of Salisbury have been given largely to
agricultural pursuits and I find no records of their being
engaged in manufacturing and only to a small extent in the
waj- of trade.
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The strong robust constitution seems to have come down
through all the generations and is today perceived in the
members of the family. Many stories are in existence of
the ability to labor by certani members of the family, one
of them mowing a three acre field before breakfast and then
hurrying home to get ready to do a day's work or of work-
ing all day unloading a cargo from a vessel at Newbury -
t port coming home and mowing a five acre piece of marsh,
during the night and at work unloading the vessel the
Again the Pikes have married well and in their veins
courses the blood of Worcester and Allen, leading ministers
of Salisbury, Bradbury of whom I have spoken, of Rev.
John Cotton of Plymouth, of the Moodys, Stevens,
Frenches, Hooks, Smiths, Batons, Pettengills and others
of the most substantial families of the town.
As a result of the mingling of such blood has been pro-
duced a family who have been a credit to our town. In
most cases of some means, if not absolutely well to do
citizens, of high moral character.
During the more than two and a half centuries which
have elapsed since the family was first established in the
town many and vast have been the changes which have
taken place on every hand. From the horseback ride of
two days to Boston to that of the time by steam to only a
single hour might serve as an illustration of the march of
progress, or as the few farmers who came to the beach for
their salt hay as compared to this beautiful village by the
sea with its spacious hotels and electric communications.
Of Major Robert Pike's brave defense of the nearby towns
from attack by the Indians to the present time when we all
dwell in absolute peace and safety.
Mr. Chairman my time has expired and I close with my
best wishes for a prosperous session, a pleasant visit to an
old town and grand old beach and that when you go from
us you may retain pleasant memories of this visit and the
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wish to continue to hold your re -unions here in future
A TRIBUTE TO ROBERT PIKE.
AN ORIGINAL POEM.
No standard hold our peaceful days,
To weigh the great man's meed of praise.
To him, and such as with him came.
For love and truth, and not fur fame
We cannot render honor due,
We cannot feel the ills they knew.
The watchful nights, the toilsome days
The hungry waiting for the maize.
Have we been forced to guard our own
Our wives or children and hearthstone i
From dreaded beasts that prowl at night
And the fierce red man's savage might?
He never must his guard forego
Although the corn might need the hoe,
Though all the store of winter's wood
A waiting giant oak tree stood,
He, who must bear his heavy sack
Of grain to mill upon his back,
Through forests pathless, wild and dark
And echoing with the grey wolf's bark.
No grocer came with book in hand,
Anticipating each demand;
No meat in heavy piled-up cart
For him to choose the choicest part.
His daughters seven though fair, I ween
In silk attire were never seen.
The little hand-loom's busy toil
Must furnish them with wardrobes, all. k
The rude brick oven, grim and black
Held place within the chimney stack,
And yawned each week, with mouth wide-spread,
To swallow pans of coarse, brown bread,
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Which hurrying «.^irls must mix and knead,
Then hie them back, their wheels to tread.
When, with his boys he came at noon
In answer to the sounding horn
Did he not long to rest, I trow-
Beneath the spicy balsam bough,
While August suns were fiercely hot,
Atid rustling corn was tasselcd out.
To dream of English lanes so cool,
The hedge-rows white, the dimpling pool
He loved in early childhood days?
The red-cheeked boys who shared his plays?
Ah, no such bed of ease for him, —
But work, and watch, and battle grim.
Arm! Arm! the word passed swiftly on,
The call for men to march and join
In one strong baud, to check the wroth
And barbarous Pequods, from the north!
No stately highway led him on
From village into village borne;
No fiery locomotive screamed
A summons as he sleeping dreamed;
No trolley halted at his door,
To bear him straight to Boston shore.
There to embark on craft that tlew,
Swift as the 1 wind the water through,
But painful walk in oozy slime
That to the knee rose many a time,
Or tangled undergrowth of thorn.
Or snaky fen, or goblin's torn.
Above the narrowness of creed;
Down to our ears has come his deed,
That bade the tithing man beware
To use the lash, but rather spare
The weeping woman of renown
Who walked a culprit through the town.
Would 1 could paint him for you now,
Just as he lived so long ago,
Three hundred years and fifty more,
But, as I mentioned once before;
We have no standard in these days,
To weigh the great man's meed of praise.
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Voted to adjourn, to meet again at Hotel Cushing, Salis-
bury Beach, some time during the early part of the sum-
mer season of 1901, at such time as shall be fixed by the
MEMBERS OF THE PIKE FAMILY
Pike, Mrs. Addie M., 120 Waterman, Ave., E. Providence, R. I.
" Miss Arra May, Waterville, Me.
" Miss Agnes M., 6 Gordon St., Newbnryport, Mass,
" Miss Alice H., Kane St., Dorchester, Mass.
" Albert Hilton, Epping, N. II.
" Alvin, Sweden, Me.
" Dr. A. Stanley, (1902) 303 Alexander St., Rochester, N. V.
" Baxter Pay son, Topsfield, Mass.
" Charles O., 199 W. 6th, St., Boston, Mass.
" Mrs. Charles, (Lucinda C.) 199 W. 6th, St., Boston, Mass.
" Miss Cora B., 122 Pearl St., Boston, Mass.
" Charles M., Salisbury, Mass.
11 Caleb, Salisbury, Mass.
" Mrs. Caleb, (Susan A.) Salisbury, Mass.
" Miss Clara M., Wheaton Seminary, Norton, Mass.
" Dr. Clifford L., Saco, Me.
" Mrs Clifford, (Cora F.) Saco, Me.
" Charles P., (1901) Livermore, Me.
" Clifford S., (1901) (with H. & W. S. Drew) Jacksonville, Fla.
" Charles Sunnier, (1902) 1033-1034 Marquette Bid., Chicago, 111.
" Rev. Cornelius, (1902) 60 Sycamore St., New Bedford, Mass.
" Mrs. Cornelius, (Laura Barker) (1902)
60 Sycamore St., New Bedford, Mass.
Pike Daniel C,
" Mrs. Daniel, (Arabella S.)
" David B.. 120 W
" Elroy P.,
" Mrs. Elroy P., (Ada A.)
" Miss Emma R. ,
" Miss Etta G.,
11 Miss Eva A.,
64 Green St., Lowell,
64 Green St.. Lowell,
rman Ave., E. Providence
33 State St., Portsmouth,
33 State St., Portsmouth,
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Pike, Miss Eleatior Scott,
Rev. Dr. Ezra B.,
Mrs. Elizabeth A.,
Mrs. Elizabeth Currier,
Miss Ellen M.,
Mrs. Edwin B., (Harriet F.j
Ezra B., Jr.,
Miss Eva A., (1901 )
Rev. Elias T., (1902)
Box 196, Lawrence, Mass.
10 2nd St., Newburyport, Mass.
East Brentwood, X. II.
Hast Brentwood, X. II.
Pike's Station, X. II.
West Derry, X. II.
Antrim, X. II.
Pike's Station, X. II.
Pike's Station, X. II.
East Brentwood, X. II.
Livermore Falls, Me.
Frederick S., (Died, July 12, 1901)
Mrs. George F. T
George C . ,
Mrs. George C,
Mrs. George K.,
Miss Gertrude Irene,
Keene, X. II.
Milton, X. II.
6S6 Washington St., Boston, Mass.
Newfields, X. H.
Dos Angeles, Cal.
Kane St., Dorchester, Mass.
Kane St., Dorchester, Mass.
Ill 5th Ave.. New York, X. V.
(1901) 124 South 12th St., Reading, Pa.
Mrs. Herbert A.,
Miss Hannah, (1901)
Horace L. ,
Mrs. Horace L.,
Miss Ida Mae,
44 Winthrop St., West Newton, Mass.
44 Winthrop St., West Newton, Mass.
203 Lexington St., E. Boston, Mass.
Newfields, X. II.
South Bend, Ind.
South Bend, Ind.
Capt. John F.,
Mrs. John Q., (Sadie M )
Jabez M., Jr.,
Aberdeen, S. D.
43 Exchange Place, New York, X". Y.
46 Hollywood St., Worcester, Mass.
Livermore Falls, Me.
Popping, X. H.
Epping, X. II.
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Pike, Mrs. James,
Mrs. John Charles,
Mrs. John S.,
Mrs. John B M
Mrs. James. (Rev.) (1901
James M., (1902)
Miss Katherine A.,
Miss Katherine G., (1901)
8 Dracut St., Lawrence, Mass.
Brookfield, N. II.
Brook field, X. II.
New fields, X. H.
Exeter, X. II.
Exeter, X. II.
S Lincoln St., Rochester, X. V.
1 Abstract Block, Lake City, Minn.
Newfieids, X. H..
Livermore halls. Me.
313 Taylor St., San Francisco, Cal.
Mrs. Louise, (1901)
Lucian H., (1901)
Mrs. Lucian II., (1901)
Miss Marion II. ,
Miss Mary French,
Miss M. Lina,
Mrs. Margaret A.,
Mrs. Mark H.,
Miss Mary E.,
N. Gordon, (1901)
Col. Nicholas, (1901)
Miss Nellie 'May, (1901.
Otto Lehmam, (1901)
Otto Samuel, (1901)
81 Chestnut Ave., Jamaica Plains, Mass.
Coast Survey, Washington, D. C.
14 Bigelow St., Cambridgeport, Mass.
Granite Ave., New Dorchester, Mass.
6 Gordon St., Newburyport, Mass.
87 Lilly Ave., Lowell. Mass.
195 Broadway St., Xew York, X. Y.
New Bedford, Mass.
141 Commercial St., Boston, Mass.
1 Abstract Block, Lake City, Minn.
175 So. Elliot Place, Brooklyn, X. Y.
45 Exchange Place, Xew York, X. Y.
124 South 12th St., Reading, Pa.
Union, X. II.
46 Hollvwood St., Worcester, Mass.
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Pike, Roy Manning, 1 Abstract Block, Lake City, Minn.
" Ray, East Brentwood, X. H.
" Richard Abbott, Minneapolis, Minn.
" Sarah \V,, Upland Road, Brookline, Mass.
" Miss S. Gertrude, • Salisbury, Mass.
" Samuel W., Paxtou, Mass.
" Thomas II., 65 Foster St., Everett, Mass.
" William A., 33 State St., Portsmouth, X. II.
" Mrs. William A., 33 State St., Portsmouth, X. Ii.
" Warren C, Peabody, Mass.
" Wilbur C, Salisbury. Mass.
" William Roger, Reading, Pa.
" Mrs. William Roger, Reading, Pa.
" Walter N., Floral Park, X. Y.
" Mrs. Walter X., (Harriet Ellen) Floral Park. X. V.
" Willard Carlos, 302 F . 26th St., Minneapolis, Minn.
" Mrs. Willard Carlos, 302 E. 26th St., Minneapolis, Minn.
" Yvon, . Coast Survey, Washington, I). C.
Adams, Mrs. Lucy, Box 72, P'xeter, X. II.
" Miss Alice Walton, Smithtowu, X. H.
Arnold, Miss Grace W., Pike's Station. X. II.
Allen, Carrie M., 17 Greenwood St., Amesbury, Mass.
Belmore, Bruce W., 84 Broadway Brooklyn, X\ Y.
Mrs. Flora C, Princeton. Me.
Bartlett, Moses S., Salisbury, Mass.
Mrs. J. M., 1970 Summit St., Oakland, Cal.
Blumpey, Mrs. Philip IF, Xewburyport, Mass.
Boynton, Mary E., Epping, X. H.
Breed, Mary A., 38 Breed St., Lynn, Mass.
" Archer F., 38 Breed St., Lynn, Mass.
Barnes, Mrs. Joseph IF, 191 Trenton St., P. Boston, Mass.
Buswell, George W., Salisbury, Mass.
" Mrs. Anna Cilley,
" Mrs. Fmma Pike,
Brown, Mrs. Henry Pike,
" Ann Pike (.raves, Xewburyport, Mass.
Barton, Mrs. Elizabeth Wells, 167 High St., Newbury port, Mass.
Burbank, Sylvanus W., Box 473, Fivermore, Fails, Me.
Mrs. Sylvanus W., (Celinda F . )
Box -473, Fivermore, Falls, Me.
Records of tJie Pike Family.
Bennett, Miss Laura E.,
Miss Nellie F.,
Butler. Mrs. Mary S., (1901)
Burns, Mrs. Clementine K., (1902)
Chandler, John F.,
Cook, Mrs. J. F.,
Cole, Mrs. Harriet Pike,
Coffin, Miss Mary II.,
" Miss Hannah Buswell,
Mrs. Anna K.,
" Amos Buswell,
Cheney, Mrs. Harriet X.,
Currier, Mrs. Ann Pike,
" Jonathan B.,
" Mrs. Jonathan B.,
Clark, Mrs. Sarah II.,
Colbum, Mrs. Elizabeth Pike.
Chase, John C,
Conant, Martha P.,
Crowe, Mrs. Martha II.. (1901
" Charles H., (1901)
" A. Warren,
" Mrs. A. Warren,
Dearborn, Mrs. Hannah Abbie
Davis, Miss Elizabeth Pike,
Dunn, John, W.,
" Miss Mildred Anna,
P^aton, Nellie C,
Evans, John O ,
87 Revere St., Boston, Mass.
87 Revere St., Boston, Mass.
Somersworth, N. H.
Box 38, Graniteville, Mass.
27 Thorndyke St., Brookline, Ma.ss.
27 James St., Boston Highlands, Mass.
lo 2nd St., Newburyport, Mas;
West Derry, N. H.
Deny, N. II.
Walnut Hill School, Natiek, Mass.
P^ast Stroudsburg, Pa.
East Stroudsburg, Pa.
3A Bow St., Somerville, Mass.
24 Rockland St., Roxbury, Mass.
102 Chambers St., New York, N. V.
Clarksburg, W. Ya.
Fisk, Mrs. Sarah E.,
French, Charles Pike,
Mrs. A. W.,
Frothingham, Dr. J. E
Fuller, Miss Sara,
Flint, Mrs. Ellen M., (Died, June 5, 1902)
Fuller, Mrs. Bertha M., (1902)
Gilman, S. E.,
" Mrs. Lucy J.,
Gorring, Mrs. R. H.,
Gallond, Mrs. Charles B.,
1789 Hen Ave., Minneapolis, Minn.
HAllston St., Cor. Bulfinch, Boston, Mass.
2733 Broadway. New York, N. Y.
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Graves, Mrs. J. E.. Newton, Mass.
Gibbons, Mrs. Annie Pike, Salisbury, Mass.
Gerrish, Mary X., Salisbury, Mass.
Greenleaf Abbie Mary. 9 Parson's St., Xewburyport, Mass.
Anne Edwards, 9 Parson's St., Xewburyport, Mass.
Gorwaiz, Amy F Lewis, 1 Kuck St., Xewburyport, Mass.
Gilman, Eugene C, (1901) 405 Main St.. Worcester, Miss.
Mrs. Eugene C., (1901) 405 Main St., Worcester, Mass.
Gale, Mrs. Nellie M. T (1901) 63 Garfield St., So. Lawrence, Mass.
Hunphrey, B. B., Peabody, Mass.
Mrs. B. B., (Ada) Peabody, Mass.
Heath. Miss Alma A., Plymouth, X. II.
Hull, Mrs. II. W.. Plymouth, X. II.
Hills, Mrs. Thomas G.. West Newbury. Mass.
Haskell, Mrs. Annie M.. 26 Olive St., Xewburyport, Mass.
Hoyt, Cynthia Pike, 2 2nd St., Xewburyport, Mass.
Hale, Mrs. Edward A.. Xewburyport, Mass.
" Ralph Tracy, Xewburyport, Mass.
Hayes, Mrs J. P., Exeter, X. II.
Hardy, Mrs. Fannie Pike. West Derry, X. H.
Heald, Clarence E., . San Raphael, New Mexico.
" Rev. Mrs. Katherine Pike, San Raphael, Mexico.
Haskell, Mrs. Mary D., (1901) 12 Oliver St., So. Framingham, Mass.
Hazelton, Miss Annie. (1902) 202 Juneau Ave., Milwaukee. Wis.
Jones, George II., 29 Crescent St., W. Newton, Mass.
Mrs. George H., (Linda M.)
29 Crescent St., W. Newton, Mass.
" Herbert Pike, 29 Crescent St., W. Newton, Mass.
Kendall, Miss Helen B., Maiden, Mass.
Kimball, Mrs. Carrie Mudge, (1901)
26 Thomas Road, Swampscott, Mass.
Lincoln, Mrs. Benj tniin C, 149 Millett St., Dorchester, Mass.
Leighton, Mrs. Ellen Pike. East Cambridge, Mass.
Latime, Evelyn W., 5 Otis Place, Xewburyport, Mass.
Lewis, Mary Smith, Salisbury, Mass.
Alviu L., Salisbury, Mass.
Marston, Mrs. Otis, . Smithtown X. II.
Maleham, Miss Sarah, Wakefield. X. II.
Morrill, Miss Elvira, Amesbury, Mass.
Merrovv, Roscoe Allen, Faruiington, Me.
Mudge, Mrs. Sarah S., (1901) 23 Thomas Road, Swampscott, Mass.
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Noyes, Emma R., Newburyport, Mass.
" Mood}- Brickett, 53 Federal St., Newburyport, Mass.
<; Mrs. Moody Brickett, 53 Federal St.. Newburyport, Mass.
W, Herbert, 102 State St., Newburyport. Mass.
Nichols, Miss Annie, Searsport, Me.
Pray, James Tike, 1438 Columbus Ave., Boston, Mass.
Perry, Miss Georgianna W., 141 Newbury St., Boston, Mass.
Pettengill, William 1'., Salisbury, Mass.
John O. A.. .i .i
Mrs. John O. A.. (Mary E.)
Mrs. Edith Pike, 6 Pearl St., Amesbury, Mass.
Pollard, Mrs. A. \V., -Lowell. Mass.
Pierce, Edna Sticknev, Marblehead, Mass.
Peabody, Mrs. John A., 62 Middlebury St.. Lawrence, Mass.
Peirce, Mrs. Louisa Teuney, Frankfort, Me.
" Miss Sarah Louise, Frankfort, Me.
Page, Eleanor Scott, (1901) Lawrence, Mass.
Pratt, Mrs. Loretta Pike, (1902) Box 713, Erie Co.. North East, Pa.
Pierce, Mrs. Marcia, K., (1902) Newtonville, Mass.
Russell, Mrs. William T., (Viola J.) Sprucehurst, Wellesley, Mass.
Rolf, Mrs. John C, 30 East High St., Newburyport, Mass.
Rolfe, Mrs. Charles A., Princeton, Me.
Ryder, A. F , Lawrence, Mass.
" Mrs. A. F\, Lawrence, Mass.
Ross, Mrs. Helen Walton, Ipswich, Mass.
" Marion Pike, Ipswich, Mass.
Rundlett, Mrs. Lizzie Pike, Exeter, N. H.
Stevens, How r ard Whittier, Salisbury, Mass.
Sherman, J. A.. Sivoy, Mass.
Sticknev, Miss Mary E., Newburyport, Mass.
Sawyer, Adelaide Pike, Salisbury, Mass.
Story, Mrs. Annie Pike, 12 Atlantic Ave., Beverly, Mass.
Snow, Mrs. A. P., 56 High St., Newburyport, Mass.
Miss Mary C, 56 High St., Newburyport, Mass.
Smith, John P., Salisbury, Mass.
Sweeney, Mrs. Harriet Pike, Salisbu y, Mass.
Seward, Mrs. Frank I).. 1158 North Main St., Providence, R. I.
Swain, Mrs. Emma F., (1901) 3 Temple St., Haverhill, Mass.
Sawyer, Robert W., (1901) • Bangor, Me.
Smith. Mrs. Hannah F. P., (1902) Sweden, Me.
Tuttle, Emily Pike, Antrim, N. H.
Records of the Pike Family
Tarsey, Mrs. Charles M.,
True, Miss Helen,
". P. A.,
Titcoinl), Mrs. Theodate Pike,
Towne, Mrs. Abbie \\'.,
Tibbetts, Mrs. Ruth A., 42 1
Tilton, Mrs. Daniel E.. (1901) 46
Tuttle, Mrs. LizzieS., (1901)
Usher, Ellis B.,
Veasey, Henry, (1901)
Wetherbee, Miss Fannie,
Mrs. Eliza M. Pike,
Watkins, Mrs. Frances M., 27
Whiting, Daniel B.,
White, Mrs. Harriet Pike, 349
Wright, Abbie Pike,
Mrs. Cynthia A.,
John B. M.,
Mrs. Emma M., (1901)
Walker, Mrs. John.,
Wilson, Mrs. Henry A.,
Whitman, Miss A. S.,
Whitten, Mrs. Georgia S., (1901)
Witherell, Irus L., (1901)
Mrs. Irus L., (.1901)
87 Lilly Ave., Lowell. Mass.
J W. lOSth St.. New York, X. V.
42 Beach St., Salem, Mass.
'urchase St., Newburyport, Mass.
Federal St., Newburyport, Mass.
Hillsboro Bridge, X. H.
La Crosse, Wis.
Northwood, X. II.
Thorudyke St., Brookline, Mass.
1 Temple Place, Haverhill, Mass.
Garden Ave., Mt. Vernon, X. Y.
So. Framingham, Mass.
Nashua, X. II.
22 Portland St., Lynn, Mass.
SECOND REUNION OF THE PIKE FAMILY.
May 20, 1901, the following call .was issued by the
The Pike Family Association respectfully request your
presence at their next family reunion, to be held at Salis-
bury, Mass., on Tuesday, June 18, 1901.
This invitation includes all persons of the name of Pike
or descended therefrom, whether descended from John of
Newbury, Hugh of Newbury, James of Charlestown, or
from any other ancestor of this great name.
The gathering will take place in the forenoon; dinner
about 12 M. ; exercises about 1 P. M. ; after which the
business meeting of the assoeiation.
All who can will remain till the following day for the
sociability of the occasion. Please give notice through
your local papers and notify your relatives, or send me
their names that they may be notified by the secretary.
This association was organized September 12, 1900, at
Salisbury, Mass., with an admission fee of fifty cents, and
yearly dues twenty -five cents. All the above named are
respectfully invited to join the association.
Accommodations can be had at Hotel Gushing, Salisbury
Beach, to which fifty sleeping rooms have been lately
added. To engage rooms ahead, address James McCon-
Per order Executive Committee,
CLIFFORD L. PIKE, Sec. and Treas.,
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Upon the above date, Tuesday, June 18, 1901, the Pike
Family Association met at Hotel Gushing-, Salisbury
Beach, as per vote of same at the previous meeting - ; the
above date having been fixed by the Executive Committee.
There was a large gathering of the members in the fore-
noon ; dinner was served at 12.30; and the Association,
having" gathered in one of the spacious new halls connected
with the establishment, was called to order by Hon. John
Q. Evans, a member of the Executive Committee, the
president not being- present and several of the vice-presi-
dents having declined to serve.
The record of the proceedings of the Association on
Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 11 and 12, 1900; were
read and approved.
The treasurer's report was then read which was as
Money received for membership fees, $125.00
paid for reunion of 1900 i.e.,
postage, $24.00; printing and
envelopes, $6.00, J. Q. Evans,
paid for reunion of 1901 i.e.,
postage, $26.90; printing,
$6.50; envelopes, $3.60,
paid for record book,
paid for other postage and in-
cidentals as allowed by Execu-
To balance account,
Cash on hand June 17, 190 1, $56.50
The Treasurer's report having been approved by J. Q.
Kvans, J. T. Pike and Rev. Ezra B. Pike of the Execu-
tive Committee was accepted by the Association.
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The Executive Committee met and having approved the
Treasurer's report, voted to hold the next meeting of the
Pike Family Association at Boston, Mass., about the first
of October, 1902 ; the exact time and place in Boston to he
left with the Secretary of the Association. At two o'clock
the program was called.
Prayer, Rev. Ezra 15. Pike of East Brentwood, X. II.
Address of Welcome, Hon. John Q. Evans of Salisbury, Mass.
Report of Secretary,
Report of Treasurer,
How the Women Went from Dover, (Whittier)
Miss Edna Ruby Sibley, Ruby Farm, Marblehead, Mass.
Remarks, Rev. Ezra B. Pike, Hast Brentwood, X. II.
Remarks, Col. Nicholas Pike, 43 Exchange Place, New York, X. Y.
Remarks, Joseph T. Pike, 34 Exchange Place, New York, X. Y.
Remarks, Dr. Clifford L. Pike, Saco, Me.
Singing of America,
Remarks, Mrs. Elizabeth A. Pike, East Brentwood, X. H.
Adjournment of the Meeting.
HOW THE WOMEN WENT FROM
BY J. G. WIflTTlHK.
The following is a copy of the warrant issued by Major Waldron,
of Dover, in 1662. The Quakers, as was their wont, prophesied
against him, and saw, as they supposed, the fulfillment of their
prophecy when, many years after, he was killed by the Indians.
To the constables of Dover, Hampton, Salisbury, Newbury, Roiv-
ley, Ipswich, IVenham, Lynn, Boston, Roxbury, Dedham, and
until these vagabond Quakers are carried on t oft his jurisdiction .
You and every one of you are required, in the King's .Majesty's
name, to take these vagabond Quakers. Anne Colman, Mary Tom-
kins, and Alice Ambrose, and make them fast to the cart's tad, and
driving the cart through your several towns, to whip them upon
their naked backs not exceeding ten stripes apiece on each of them.
in each town; ami so to convey them from constable to constable
till they are out of this jurisdiction, as you will answer it at your
peril; and this shall be your warrant. Richard Waldron.
Dated at Dozer, December 22, 1662 .
This warrant was executed only in Dover and Hampton. At
Salisbury the constable refused to obey it. He was sustained by
the town's people, wdio were under the influence of Major Robert
Pike, the leading man in the lower valley of the Merrimae, who
stood far in advance of his time, as an advocate of religious freedom,
and an opponent of ecclesiastical authority. He had the moral
courage to address an able and manly letter to the court at Salem,
remonstrating against the witchcraft trials.
The tossing spray of Cocheco's fall
Hardened to ice on its rocky wall,
As through Dover town, in the chill, gray dawn,
Three women passed, at the cart-tail drawn!
Bared to the waist, for the north wind's grip
And keener sting of the constable's whip,
The blood that followed each hissing blow
Froze as it sprinkled the winter snow.
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Priest and ruler, boy and maid
Followed the dismal cavalcade;
And from door and window, open thrown,
Looked and wondered gaffer and crone.
"God is our witness," the victims' cried,
"We suffer for Him who for all men died;
The wrong ye do has been done before,
We bear the stripes that the Master bore!
"And thou, () Richard Waldron, for whom
We hear the feet of a coming doom,
On thy cruel heart and thy hand of wrong
Vengeance is sure, though it tarry long.
"In the light of the Lord, a flame we see
Climb and kindle a proud roof -tree;
And beneath it an old man lying dead,
With stains of blood on his hoary head."
"Smite, Goodman Hate-Evil! — harder still !"
The magistrate cried, "lay on with a will!
Drive out of their bodies the Father of Lies,
Who through them preaches and prophesies!"
So into the forest they held their way,
By winding river and frost-rimmed bay.
Over wind-swept hills that felt the beat
Of the winter sea at their icy feet.
The Indian hunter, searching his traps,
Peered stealthily through the forest gaps ;
And the outlying settler shook his head,—
"They're witches going to jail," he said.
At last a meeting-house came to view;
A blast on his horn the constable blew ;
And the boys of Hampton cried up and down,
"The Quakers have come!" to the wondering town.
From barn and woodpile the goodman came;
The goodwife emitted her quilting frame,
With her child at her breast; and, hobbling slow,
The grandam followed to see the show,
Once more the torturing whip was swung,
Once more keen lashes the bare flesh stung.
"Oh, spare! they are bleeding!" a little maid cried,
And covered her face the sight to hide.
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A murmur rati round the crowd: "Good folks,"
Quoth the constable, busy counting the strokes,
"No pity to wretches like these is due,
They have beaten the gospel black and blue!"
Then a pallid woman, in wild -eyed fear,
With her wooden noggin of milk drew near.
"Drink, poor hearts!" A rude hand smote
Her draught away from a parching throat.
"Take heed," one whispered, "they'll take your cow
For fines, as they took your horse and plow,
And the bed from under you." "Even so,"
She said. "They are cruel as death I know."
Then on they passed, in the waning day.
Through Seabrook woods, a weariful way;
By great salt meadows and sand-hills bare,
And glimpses of blue sea here and there.
By the meeting-house in Salisbury town,
The sufferers stood, in the red sun -down,
Bare for the lash! O pitying Night,
Drop swift thy curtain and hide the sight!
With shame in his eye and wrath on his lip
The Salisbury constable dropped his whip.
"This warrant means murder foul and red;
Cursed is he who serves it," he said.
"Show me the order, and meanwhile strike
A blow at your peril!" said Justice Pike.
Of all the rulers the land possessed,
Wisest and boldest was he, and best.
He scoffed at witchcraft; the priest he met
As man meets man ; his feet he set
Beyond his dark age, standing upright,
Soul-free, with his face to the morning light.
He read the warrant: " These convey
From our precincts; at every town on the way
Give car// ten lashes." "God judge the brute!
I tread his order under my foot!
"Cut loose these poor ones ami let them go;
Come what will of it. all men shall know
No warrant is good, though backed by the Crown,
For whipping women in Salisbury town!"
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The hearts of the villagers, half released
From creed of terror and rule of priest,
By a primal instinct owned the right
Of human pity in law's despite.
For ruth and chivalry only slept.
His Saxon manhood the yeoman kept;
Quicker or slower, the same blood ran
In the Cavalier and the Puritan.
The Quakers sank on their knees in praise
And thanks. A last, low sunset blaze
Flashed out from under a cloud, and shed
A golden glory on each bowed head.
The tale is one of an evil time,
When souls were fettered and thought was crime,
And heresy's whisper above its breath
Meant shameful scourging and bonds and death!
What marvel, that hunted and sorely tried,
Even woman rebuked and prophesied,
And soft words rarely answered back
The grim persuasion of whip and rack!
If her cry from the whipping-post and jail
Pierced sharp as the Kenite's driven nail,
O woman, at ease in these happier days,
Forbear to judge of thy sister's ways!
How much thy beautiful life may owe
To her faith and courage thou canst not know.
Nor how from the paths of thy calm retreat
She smoothed the thorns with her bleeding feet.